LIVE Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete both Sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs)
October 20 and 27, 2023
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
• Do you work with students on the spectrum?
• Are some of your clients “self directed” and/or “in their own world?”
• Are you dealing with reactive behaviors?
• Do you have difficulty getting engagement-making a connection?
• Do you find play and motor skills limited and or perseverative?
• Encountering self stimulatory behaviors and not sure what they mean?
• Do your students just want to watch?
• Are you exhausted at the end of some sessions?
Join us as we focus on motor skills in ASD and evidence-based interventions that address motor as well as coexisting social and communicative challenges.
For decades, autism has been defined as a triad of deficits in social interaction, communication, and imaginative play. Children on the autistic spectrum may have difficulties with posture, coordination, and motor planning. Recent studies show that movement difficulties are common in children on the autistic spectrum, and poor motor skills are associated with greater difficulties with social communication. Participation in activities, building relationships, and reciprocal communication require neurological systems to coordinate and synchronize the processing, organization, and regulation of sensory information and movement. Differences in body awareness and motor planning can result in avoidance of, or poor response to, many activities that support motor development. Anxiety, self regulatory and sensory processing challenges often respond to movement activities which enhance brain-body feedback for successful and organized engagement.
- Identify at least three common motor challenges in children with ASD
- Describe the relationship between sensory processing, body awareness, and atypical motor performance
- Identify and apply two motor activities (based on research) to support engagement and motor skills development
- Describe the movement feedback challenges in ASD
- Identify and apply at least two preparatory routines to address fear and withdrawal from motor activities
This course is relevant for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants working with children on the autism spectrum from pre-school to school age.
Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR, RYT has been a practicing pediatric therapist for 30+ years and a pioneer in the use of yoga as a therapeutic modality for the past 16 years. Her work with yoga has been researched, published and cited in numerous journal articles and is the foundation for a researched preparatory program widely used in NYC schools - special needs classrooms. Anne brings a wealth of treatment options to pediatric therapy through yoga and continues to expand her knowledge and sharing through her dynamic yoga trainings.
Financial Disclosures: Anne Buckley-Reen receives a speaking fee from Education Resources, Inc. for this course and receives proceeds from distribution of each DVD.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Anne Buckley-Reen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
I have practiced occupational therapy in a pediatric setting for over 13 years and this is the best course I have ever attended! Anne is an amazing teacher providing the knowledge and strategies to truly change the lives of the children we serve." -i_have_practiced_occupational_therapy_in_a_pediatric_setting_for_over_13_years_and_this_is_the_best_course_i_have_ever_attended_anne_is_an_amazing_teacher_providing_the_knowledge_and_strategies_to_tr
The presenter was very knowledgeable about various sensory and motor strategies to use with students on the autism spectrum. I truly enjoyed learning new information from her regarding these areas. -Tammy G., OTR
I really enjoyed this course and I walked away with strategies and interventions I could use right away. -Jane W., OTR
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